September 28, 2011

The Sked: CABLE RATINGS September 20-26

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>The power of the NFL is in full display in this week’s top cable program chart.  ESPN’s Monday Night Football game featuring the Dallas Cowboys at the Washington Redskins scored a mammoth 7.2 Adult 18-49 rating, with over 17 million viewers 2+ watching in an average minute.  MTV’s Jersey Shore placed second with about half the young adult rating, a still potent 3.5.  Comedy Central did well with a new comedy special starring Jeff Dunham in “Controlled Chaos”, and the comedy clip series Tosh.0 returned with almost a 2 rating.

The much publicized Boardwalk Empire returned to HBO Sunday with a 1.3 rating.  Solid by cable standards, the Boardwalk number nonetheless pales in comparison to its flagship True Blood.  Click “read more” to see the complete weekly chart.

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.